Swansea Prison information
Prison visits are temporarily suspended following instructions for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. We will update here as soon as this changes. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.
There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:
- leave a voice message using the Prison Voicemail Service
- send them an email using the email a prisoner service
- write to them
You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.
Situated about half a mile from the city centre, on the coastal road. Building started in 1845 and was completed in 1861. It functioned as a prison for both male and female prisoners until 1922 when females were transferred to Cardiff Prison.
Swansea has since operated as a Local Prison, holding Cat B prisoners and young adults. In the early 1980s Swansea started the Samaritan-trained prisoner Listener Scheme that has now developed into a nationwide provision. An intensive prisoner support unit has been established to help prisoners with coping strategies. Delivery supports a range of interventions tailored to individuals who are ‘poor copers', persistent self harmers or have mental health issues.
200 Oystermouth Road
Tel: 01792 485300
Fax: 01792 485430
Safer custody hotline: 01792 485364
Governor: Amanda Corrigan
Director: Amy Rees
Operational capacity:497 (20/02/2019)
CNA: 268 (208/02/2019)
Reception Criteria: Adult male, all categories
Escort Area/Contractor: GeoAmey (Courts & Transfers)
Local Authority: Swansea City Council
Constabulary: South Wales Constabulary
Probation Service: South Wales Probation Service
IMB Chairperson: Tony McGetrick
Deputy Chairperson: Paul Baker
Latest Inspection Report: HMP Swansea - August 2017 (PDF)
Action Plan: HMP Swansea - February 2018 (PDF)